our resort was right on the water and kind of in the middle of the jungle, which was amazing and serene. one day we decided to do a little excursion into playa del carmen, in the more touristy part of cancun with the little shopping stalls and restaurants. it was fun (and the shopping - especially for jewelry - was great!), but HOT. the beer i had with lunch may have been the best thing i've ever tasted!the sugar skulls were my favorite souvenir that i brought back for the girls at work - so colorful and cute!